14 February 2002 Military News
- U-N-H-C-R / AFHGAN REFUGEES VOA 14 Feb. 2002-- The United Nations Refugee Agency, U-N-H-C-R, says it is stepping up its assistance program for Afghan refugees returning home on their own from Pakistan and Iran
- AFGHANISTAN / PROVINCE VOA 14 Feb. 2002-- Thousands of people turned out in the eastern Afghan town of Gardez Thursday to welcome their newly appointed governor. His appointment comes after a bloody dispute that left more than 50 people dead
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 14 Feb 2002
- PRESS BRIEFING ON ANGOLA United Nations 14 Feb 2002
- ZIMBABWE / E-U VOA 14 Feb. 2002-- The Zimbabwe government agreed today (Thursday) to allow 26 officials from European Union (E-U) countries to observe the March presidential elections
- LIBERIA / EMERGENCY VOA 14 Feb. 2002-- Liberian opposition leaders are criticizing President Charles Taylor's decision to declare a state of emergency. The Liberian leader took the measure nearly a week ago amid reports that fighting was escalating between government forces and rebels in a region about 40 kilometers north of the capital, Monrovia
- LIBERIA / REFUGEES VOA 14 Feb. 2002-- In Liberia, continued fighting between rebels and forces loyal to President Charles Taylor has sent thousands of Sierra Leonean refugees fleeing back to their own country
Defense Policy / Programs
- Rumsfeld Media Stakeout at Rayburn House Office Building 14 Feb. 2002-- Rumsfeld: There's always so much. In intelligence there are always so many scraps and pieces of information. This person thinks that, someone thinks another thing, and until you are able to take it all together, look at it, and weave a fabric, you -- Any one of those threads doesn't make much of a picture. It's just an opinion.
- Panel Chairman Defends Congressional Earmarks for Defense Budget USIA 14 Feb. 2002-- Rumsfeld's proposals for 2003 well received by committee
- Northrop Grumman Delivers First Joint Stars CRP Aircraft Northrop Grumman 14 Feb 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has delivered the first upgraded E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft to the U.S. Air Force under the Computer Replacement Program (CRP) two weeks ahead of schedule.
- EDITORIAL: YEMEN TRACKS DOWN TERRORISTS VOA 14 Feb. 2002-- Police in the capital of Yemen, Sanaa, this week surrounded the hideout of a man linked to al-Qaida who was wanted in connection with the October 2000 terrorist attack on the U.S.S. Cole. The man, Samir Ahmed Mohammad al-Hada, blew himself up with a hand grenade he had intended to throw at the police.
- CYBER-TERROR FEARS VOA 14 Feb. 2002-- New evidence indicates the United States is vulnerable to computer attacks from other nations and terrorist organizations
- KENYA / SOMALIA VOA 14 Feb. 2002-- East African officials are appealing to the U-S-led coalition against terrorism not to attack Somalia. The call came at a six-nation meeting in Nairobi to revive the Somali peace process
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 14 Feb. 2002-- NATO set to extend Macedonia (sic) peacekeeping mission
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 14 Feb. 2002-- Lord Robertson: telling lies about NATO won't help Milosevic
- CQ DOCUMENTARY / AFGHAN HUMANITARIAN AID VOA 14 Feb. 2002-- A series of documentary films shown in New York, on life in Afghanistan shows a deeply divided country. One torn apart by war, poverty, and numerous political
- POWELL-IRAQ VOA 14 Feb. 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell reiterated Thursday there has been no U-S decision on military action to remove Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, though he says the Bush administration is keeping its options open. He spoke after meeting Canada's new Foreign Minister William Graham, whose government is cautioning against precipitous action
- U.S., Russia Continue To Review Iraq Sanctions 14 Feb. 2002-- "We're working hard with the Russians," Powell told reporters. "We've had good meetings recently reviewing the goods review list. And I'm confident that we will continue to work closely together with the Russians and try to bring into effect by the deadline in May a reviewed, revised goods review list, and that the whole Security Council will bless it at that time."
- Sixty Prominent U.S. Academics Say War on Terrorism is Just 14 Feb. 2002-- "There are times when waging war is not only morally permitted, but morally necessary, as a response to calamitous acts of violence, hatred, and injustice. This is one of those times," says the letter entitled "What We're Fighting For: A Letter From America."
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